Coordinated by Student Affairs, the Outstanding Senior Awards recognize exceptional academic achievement, leadership, and service by a student from each of the university’s eight colleges, the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, and awards for undergraduate and graduate student of the year.
The announcement of the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia became a high-profile recruitment tool for Virginia Tech and showcased its position as a magnet for leading tech talent development, research, and education.
Through her Michelin co-op rotations and another extended co-op and internship with aerospace manufacturer Pratt & Whitney, engineering science and mechanics senior Val Hernley has never shied away from difficult problems.
Graduates of the new program, which will accept its first cohort of students this fall, will be eligible to become registered dietitian nutritionists after completing the credentialing exam through the Commission on Dietetics Registration.
For Juan Espinoza, changes to the admissions process put action behind Virginia Tech’s mission to serve the commonwealth while removing barriers that prevented more underrepresented, first-generation, or lower-income students from applying.
It was a historic weekend for Virginia Tech. Always known for its signature Hokie hospitality, the university campus community pulled out all the stops to welcome close to 9,000 admitted students and families for the largest Hokie Focus event to date.
Experiential learning aside, students also got to see the skills most sought by employers in job candidates, said Alex Kampman, manager of strategy and analytics at Deloitte, which sponsored the challenge.
A Virginia Tech professor and his interdisciplinary team of undergraduate student researchers have made inroads in integrating electronic sensors with personalized 3D-printed prosthetics — a development that could one day lead to more affordable electric-powered prosthetics.
The Willis Blackwood Real Estate Directorship was established in 2018 by Willis Blackwood ’72 and Mary Nolen Blackwood ’73 to attract and retain the highest caliber academic leader for the university’s Program in Real Estate.
During its quarterly meeting March 31-April 1, the board also approved the demolition of Holden Hall's north wing, selected student representatives for the coming year, and adopted resolutions for multiple faculty appointments and emerita/emeritus status.
As part of the growth in financial aid, Virginia Tech will further enhance its Funds for the Future program next year. The program protects low- and middle-income students from rising tuition and fees and helps families plan for the cost of education over four years.
Frank Beamer, the winningest football coach in Hokie history, will address the Class of 2019 during University Commencement exercises on May 17. Melody Barnes will speak at the Graduate Commencement Ceremony. Joshua Johnson will deliver remarks at the commencement ceremony for the National Capital Region.